9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
2
Whitefish
— 2 nights
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
4
Gardiner
— 1 night
5
Bozeman
— 1 night

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 4th (Tue), hike the day away at Highline Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park online itinerary planner.

Cleveland to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Cleveland to Glacier National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cleveland in August since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Whitefish.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Highline Trail ©
Highline Trail

2
nights
Whitefish

Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at Glacier ZipLines, thenrelax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Glacier Distilling Company. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glacier National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Whitefish vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Whitefish takes 1.5 hours. August in Whitefish sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Whitefish

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

West Glacier, Glacier ZipLines, Glacier Distilling Company
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River Rafting & Tubing
Glacier National Park ©
Glacier National Park
Glacier ZipLines ©
Glacier ZipLines

1
night
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Yellowstone Aerial Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our West Yellowstone planner.

Getting from Whitefish to West Yellowstone by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and shuttle. Traveling from Whitefish in August, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

1
night
Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 9th (Sun), stop by Parks' Fly Shop, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Montana Whitewater.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gardiner trip builder.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gardiner can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Gardiner

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
Parks' Fly Shop ©
Parks' Fly Shop

1
night
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 10th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Yellowstone Safari Company and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bozeman trip builder site.

You can drive from Gardiner to Bozeman in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gardiner in August, with highs in Bozeman at °F and lows at °F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Yellowstone Safari Company ©
Yellowstone Safari Company
The Last Wind-Up ©
The Last Wind-Up

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